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Blake Shelton Visits Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Blake Shelton paid a visit to Gatlinburg on Wednesday to go to Anakeesta! He and Gwen Stefani spent the day in the Smoky Mountains doing everything from exploring the theme park to seeing a dinner show. The pair also paid a visit to Dollywood on Thursday. We’ve got all the details on the country star’s visit and his new restaurant and entertainment venue opening this year.

Blake Shelton at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

On January 2, both Shelton and Stefani spent the day experiencing everything Anakeesta has to offer. The pair went ziplining and even enjoyed a meal at Cliff Top Grill & Bar. Check out Anakeesta’s Facebook post about the couple’s visit:

Anakeesta is right across the street from Shelton’s new Ole Red location that is set to open in the spring.

About Ole Red Gatlinburg

Blake Shelton Ole Red GatlinburgOle Red Gatlinburg is the third Ole Red location to open, coming after a location in Oklahoma and one in Nashville. The restaurant and entertainment venue will be located at 511 Parkway. The plans include a two-story bar and restaurant, retail space, performance venue, dance floor, and outside terrace. Shelton said choosing the location for Ole Red was a “no-brainer.” He hopes the venue will fill a void in the town and offer visitors and locals something fun to do at night. There will be a special grand opening event for the venue in March of 2019, where Shelton and other guests will perform.

To learn more about Ole Red Gatlinburg, read our blog, “Blake Shelton to Bring Old Red Restaurant to Gatlinburg.”

More About Anakeesta

Blake Shelton loves Anakeesta, and we do too! There is so much to see and do at this magical outdoor adventure park. Enjoy everything from fun, to food, to shopping! Here are some of the best things to do while you’re there:

chondolas at anakeestaRide the Scenic Chondola: The Scenic Chondola is just the start of all your adventures at Anakeesta! You’ll enjoy a scenic ride up 600 feet to the summit of Anakeesta, soaring high above Gatlinburg. Your ride ends as you enter the beautiful Firefly Village.

Ride the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster: This single-rail mountain coaster is the first of its kind in the United States! You’re in control of your own speed as you travel down the mountain and ride lower to the ground than any other mountain coaster. During the downhill ride, you’ll experience 400 feet in elevation change and can hit speeds up to 25 miles per hour!

dueling zipline adventure at anakeestaRace on a Dueling Zipline: Don’t miss the chance to race through the treetops. The ziplines allow you ride side-by-side with the person of your choice as you take in gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains. There are even two challenge stations where you can rappel off platforms!

Dine at Cliff Top Grill & Bar: You’re sure to work up quite the appetite during all the fun you have at Anakeesta! Luckily, the attraction has its own restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal with an even better view. The menu features everything from half-pound burgers to a Smokehouse Stacker!

Blake Shelton visited Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, and now it’s your turn! Learn more about Anakeesta, then start planning your trip.